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denimangle
Feb 9, 2010 8:03 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
I think its one of the easiest quilts to make. very forgiving for a new quilter & everyone loves them
I use a lot of flannel for snuggly quilts & old bluejeans for floor & outside quilts.
being in texas I don't put batting in the middle so it makes them really fast to sewup.
ill post pictures soon.
here is a great TUT on making Rag Quilts

http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/rag_qu...
denimangle
Feb 10, 2010 8:04 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
stars & bars rag quilt the front is flannel the back is old blue jeans

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ImageSiliolegma
Feb 10, 2010 10:23 PM CST
Name: Karen
Traverse City, MI
I use flannel for the backs of my t-shirt quilts. I wait for flannel sheet sets to go on sale and usually buy queen size. I use the top sheet for the quilt backing and then there is matching bottom sheet and pillow cases.
denimangle
Feb 11, 2010 8:39 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
I like to use sheets but would just buy the top sheet never thought about useing the set ...
another great Idea
ImageSharon
Feb 11, 2010 11:18 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
That is a good idea, thanks. Never thought of it either.
denimangle
Feb 11, 2010 5:17 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Texas flag flannel front & back

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denimangle
Feb 11, 2010 5:23 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
flannel pink ribbon lap quilt ...pink backing

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ImagebarefootT
Feb 12, 2010 8:47 AM CST
Name: thunder
central florida
Proud Army Mom Proud Navy Mom
Very very nice!! love the stars n bars!!! I am very partial to Red, White, and Blues..
♥♥Happy Stitchin'♥♥
Sew Many Common Threads 11

ImageSharon
Feb 12, 2010 10:03 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Love that pink, too.

Sometime soon maybe you can give step by step instructions here.
denimangle
Feb 12, 2010 11:12 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
was that a Hint Hint .....poke poke ... .. Whistling Sharon..... Ill try and get some written by next week .. I can talk you throught it better then I write it out .. need a ghost writer Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageSharon
Feb 12, 2010 11:19 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Ummmmm....big hint....big poke......OH YEAH!

(Finally she 'got' it... Smiling )
denimangle
Feb 14, 2010 9:15 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
here is a great TUT on making Rag Quilts. The only thing I dont do (on most Quilts) is put in the batting as here in Texas we really don't need it.

http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/rag_qu...

much better the I could write up it has step by step pictures Thumbs up
ImageSharon
Feb 14, 2010 1:44 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Thanks Cheryl....that will be a great help.
Haven't watched it yet, I'm working on banners for my Cubits....it's trial and error at the moment. I'm an artist and artists have a hard time thinking in pixels within the box. I never could stay in the lines when I colored either. And hardly ever sew a straight seam. Sigh.
ImagebarefootT
Feb 17, 2010 9:48 AM CST
Name: thunder
central florida
Proud Army Mom Proud Navy Mom
Sewing straight seams is NOT always the right thing to do Sticking tongue out
♥♥Happy Stitchin'♥♥
Sew Many Common Threads 11

ImageSharon
Feb 17, 2010 9:53 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Thanks Thunder, my kind of friend!
ImageKizmo1
Feb 24, 2010 4:11 PM CST
Name: Kathy Parker
SE Ohio
Here's my first attempt at rag quilting, actually the first 'quilt' project I attempted and finished! I have one more cut out to do for my stepdaughter, but it's a Nascar theme: Nascar colors and checkered flag print flannel, for her car

Thumbnail by Kizmo1

ImageLouC
Feb 24, 2010 5:10 PM CST
Name: Christi Gibson
DeSoto Texas
zone 8a
Oh, I want one just like that. I love the color combinations. You did an amazing job especially to be your first quilt.

Christi
ImageSiliolegma
Feb 24, 2010 5:20 PM CST
Name: Karen
Traverse City, MI
Loverly, Kathy. I helped my DIL make a simple quilt today for her nieces coming baby. This could be the start of something...she had a good time.
ImageKizmo1
Feb 24, 2010 6:24 PM CST
Name: Kathy Parker
SE Ohio
I originally found a similar one using just pink gingham and pink solid flannels, and squares. I fished around and finally found the instructions to the one I made on About.com, using squares and 4 patch. Then after I 'discovered' all the colors, prints, and weights of flannel available now-a-days (read: after I picked my bottom jaw up off the floor...) I pulled pink and purple prints, then gingham and solids in pink, purple, blue. The blue I used in the middle, but I'm thinking I probably could have just used 2 layers, as heavy as it is.. Then just alternated the colors in the 4 patch, and the prints were the big squares. I did use a bigger seam allowance and the outer edge seam, I sewed around twice, just in case it kept fraying..
It shrank something like 4" both directions after washing/drying thru 4 cycles, so the next one will be a row bigger each direction at least.. The car quilt I'm making for the stepdaughter will be a couple rows bigger... I didn't realize flannel would shrink that much!
I'll need a pair of those spring loaded scissors made for rag quilting before I do the next one!! Glad you all enjoyed my little project!
ImageSharon
Feb 24, 2010 7:50 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
It's a great project, Kathy! Looking forward to seeing your next one too!

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